A COUNTRY house in Dorset from the 17th century is up for sale for £2.25million.

Azrea is a country estate in Winfrith Newburgh, near Wool, with a Grade II listed farmhouse, converted barn and 20 acres of land with a fully equipped equestrian yard.

The four-bedroom country house retains some traditional and modern features, including vaulted ceilings, a galleried landing, oak beams and a wood burner with an inglenook fireplace.

Other features include two separate staircases, underfloor heating throughout and floor-to-ceiling windows in the drawing room.

The estate is accessed by a quiet country lane, leading to a gravel driveway.

A double garage adjoins the stables, and the equestrian yard features 11 internal and seven external boxes.

A water feature has pride of place in a courtyard at the front of the property, with a west-facing terrace in the enclosed gardens at the rear of the house.

A covered Cow Byre is used for external storage, and there is a sheep house and a converted office in the stable block, with toilet and shower facilities.

Trish Ashby-Rudd from estate agents DOMVS said: “Azrea offers an exceptional opportunity to own a beautiful home that is ripe for a variety of different uses.

“The estate was previously used as an organic dairy farm, which could easily be revived, and the equestrian facilities are hot to trot, so to speak.

“The new owners could utilise the estate as a stud farm for breeding or retain as a livery and the home itself is in impeccable condition, ready to move straight in.”

The property is being sold by DOMVS, on behalf of Equine Craniosacral Therapist and author Dilara Patudi.

The estate has allowed Ms Patudi to facilitate her vision of spiritually connecting horses with humans, with her book, The Healing Language of Horses, highlighting the inter-connective experience that’s possible with horses.

She is selling the property as she moves with her horses to another equestrian centre in the New Forest.

The property provides an opportunity for an investor to get rewards of a home with “significant income potential”.